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  • NHTSA Lists 1,895 Complaints for GM Brake Lines, GM Denies Problem

    07/02/2014 1:26:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors continues to deny that there is a problem with rusting brake lines on its vehicles, as noted here yesterday. GM's new Vice President of Global Safety, Jeffrey Boyer, claims that brake line rust "is a maintenance issue that affects the entire automotive industry." However, a search of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website shows that GM vehicles have about ten times the complaints for brake lines than Ford, Toyota and Honda combined! NHTSA has a tool to allow searches for complaints by keyword. While there is an ongoing NHTSA investigation on model year 1999 to 2003...
  • The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left

    06/28/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 6-22-2014 | Matt DiLallo
    BP (ticker BP ) has provided an intriguing update to its global oil reserves estimate in the company's latest yearly review of energy statistics. BP raised its reserve estimate by 1.1% to 1,687.9 billion barrels, which is enough oil to last the world 53.3 years at the current production rates. However, there's likely a lot more oil left in the tank beyond what BP sees today. A good portion of the growth in global oil reserves in BP's report comes from the United States. According to BP, the U.S. has 44.2 billion barrels of oil reserves, which is 26% higher...
  • GM CEO Mary Barra Ignores Brake Corrosion Safety Issue

    06/11/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 11, 2014 | Mark Modica
    Well, it looks like New GM is not much different than Old GM when it comes to addressing serious safety issues on its vehicles. The Associated Press reports that General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, claims that GM has not turned up any other major safety issues. I guess Ms. Barra feels that two tons of steel traveling at high speeds with brake lines that can burst at any moment is nothing to be concerned about. The continued denial by GM that there is no safety issue with their trucks that are prone to brake line corrosion proves that the...
  • Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

    03/22/2014 8:24:03 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 70 replies
    Automotive News ^ | March 22, 2014 - 12:01 am ET | Larry P. Vellequette
    DETROIT -- The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear." The warning could be talking about the Ram. The Silverado, the longtime No. 2 in pickup sales, still has a substantial lead on No. 3 Ram. But the Ram is gaining. In the last seven months, after the redesigned Silverado arrived last summer, Ram sales were at 208,414, while the Silverado was at 261,258 -- still a sizable gap of 52,844 units. But consider: In the same period a year earlier, the gap between the two was 97,199 units. In the...
  • Obama orders even more EPA regulations for more fuel-efficient “super trucks”

    02/18/2014 4:32:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In keeping with his trending pattern of throwing bureaucratic bones to environmentalist groups whilst doing everything he can think of to “act where Congress won’t” (like his administration’s decision last week to initiate a $1 billion “climate resilience fund” that will combat problems of the Obama administration’s own making the effects of weather around the country), President Obama announced today the latest round of fuel-efficiency regulations to be handed down on high from the ever wise and abstemious Environmental Protection Agency: Speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland, Obama instructed environmental and transportation agencies to get to work on...
  • Obama orders up new mileage standards for big rigs

    02/18/2014 10:32:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Linking increased fuel economy to the larger issue of economic growth, President Obama on Tuesday directed his administration to write new rules to improve mileage for the nation’s big-rig trucks. Mr. Obama made the announcement during a speech at a suburban Maryland Safeway distribution center and cast it as the latest move in his so-called “year of action,” a time he’ll act without Congress wherever possible. “Improving gas mileage for these trucks is going to drive down our oil imports even further,” Mr. Obama said. “That reduces carbon pollution even more, cuts down on businesses’ fuel costs, which should pay...
  • Gov’t moving (to) shut down unsafe bus, truck companies

    01/17/2014 12:12:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2014 2:42 PM EST | Joan Lowy
    A federal agency is issuing regulations aimed at making it easier for the government to shut down bus and truck companies with a pattern of safety problems. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Friday the regulations give the agency authority to put out of business operators who have a history of problems, even if their most recent inspection alone doesn't quite meet the threshold for closure. …
  • Big trucking companies ready to shift to natural gas across the US

    11/07/2013 8:36:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Autoblog.com ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | Danny King
    Sales of natural-gas powered big rigs could jump as much as fivefold this year as falling prices for both natural gas and the carbon fuel tanks required for such trucks come down, the Wall Street Journal says. Lowe's, Procter & Gamble, UPS and PepsiCo are among the major US companies that have gone on record saying they're expanding their fleet of trucks that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). For instance, UPS is buying 1,000 natural-gas trucks by year-end, and P&G, whose fleet is about seven percent natural gas, is looking to boost...
  • GM Dealers Say Low Demand, Not Lack of Supply Explain Poor Truck Sales

    10/28/2013 11:27:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 28, 2013 | Mar Modica
    The past month has brought much confusion and concern for General Motors' shareholders regarding the most important and profitable segment of sales for the company. As the company prepares to report earnings for the third quarter this week, media reports are still unclear on just what is going on with GM's new truck lineup; specifically pertaining to the reasons behind the disappointing sales figures that were reported for the month of September when Ford's truck offerings left them in the dust. While GM's Obama-appointed management spun the story ( claiming supply could not keep up with demand ) to some...
  • GM's Advertising Identity Crisis Hurting Sales (FR thread linked)

    10/17/2013 11:01:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 17, 2013 | Mark Modica
    It looks like General Motors is going through an identity crisis as its marketing strategy has flip-flopped by changing its targeted audience. The new General Motors' truck ad, "Strong," targets conservatives by honoring a heroic and manly GM truck buyer with lyrics that describe him as a "love one woman for all his life" type of guy who arrived at work on time for twenty straight years. The rugged, heterosexual identity of today's GM differs greatly from last year's politically correct version when the company won praise for running a "gay" Chevy Volt ad and for flying rainbow banners to...
  • America's truck driver shortage

    08/18/2013 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 31 replies
    Innovation Trail ^ | August 6, 2013 | Kate O'Connell
    America's Truck Driver ShortageBy Kate O'ConnellThe Innovation Trail's Kate O'Connell talks to truckers, industry reps, and analysts about America's trucker shortage. America’s trucking industry’s been experiencing a chronic shortage of drivers for at least 20 years. Conservative estimates put the number of vacancies upward of 20,000, and some say it goes into the hundreds of thousands. But, there are mixed views on the causes and solutions for this challenge to the industry. Kevin Dugan has a college degree in heating and air conditioning, but after graduating he had a similar experience to many young grads. Employers were reluctant to...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • 'Four trucks filled with bodies' after Reynosa firefight

    03/12/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 3/11/13 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    REYNOSA — Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee. The opening clashes were reported just before 9 p.m. Sunday, when rival factions of the Gulf Cartel consummated what appeared to be a yet another rift within the criminal organization. During the protracted gunbattle, dozens of gunmen were killed, but authorities Monday would only confirm the deaths of two bystanders and the injury of a third. A Tamaulipas law enforcement official, who...
  • How should I sell an old pick-up?

    01/28/2013 7:03:40 PM PST · by McGarrett · 43 replies
    01/28/2013 | Mcgarrett
    I have a pair of old 50's era Dodge pick-ups that have been sitting in the woods since the 1960's. Is it worth my while to try to sell them to someone who restores old vehicles, or just sell them to the junk yard?
  • EPA Says Don't Touch the Particulate Filter

    01/25/2013 9:58:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    PickupTrucks.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Mark Williams
    In a court settlement with the EPA, Edge Products, a manufacturer of electronic power modules for diesel engines, has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of Chevy, GMC, Ford and Dodge/Ram diesel pickup trucks (2007 and later) to remove the programming for diesel particulate filters from their vehicles. The Ogden, Utah, company is reported to have sold more than 9,000 units from January 2009 through April 2011. This is said to have resulted in an estimated 158 tons of excess particulate matter emissions — the equivalent of 422 new long-haul semitrailers...
  • Truckers Knew We Were In A Once-In-A-Generation Recession Before Anyone Else

    01/23/2013 11:24:27 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-18-2013 | Rob Wile
    Truckers Knew We Were In A Once-In-A-Generation Recession Before Anyone Else Rob WileJanuary 18, 2013, 11:29 AMYoutube If you ever wondered what industry is the American' economy's most accurate bellwether, here's some pretty good evidence that it might be trucking. In the just-released minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's December 11, 2007 meeting, then-St. Louis Fed Governor William Poole recounted what he was hearing from his nonfinancial business contacts about orders and sales. Most reported softening activity, but nothing dire. But not Poole's trucker. From the December 2007 transcript: UPS is expecting a peak season that is milder than...
  • New California regs forcing trucks off the road

    01/02/2013 10:19:17 AM PST · by lward99 · 39 replies
    Times 247 ^ | Jan. 1, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    California rang in the New Year by placing certain truck engines, trailers, tires and even entire vehicles on its environmental out list — requiring motor carriers to spend tens of thousands of dollars on new equipment that may never meet the state's ambitious objectives. The new rules apply to trucks registered in other states — and even other countries. “The state is forcing certain trucking companies and operators to make investments that are going to add cost with no return with regard to fuel efficiency, and therefore no impact on their desired policy operative,” said Steve Laskowski, senior vice president...
  • Cities Banning Trucks and New Truck Stops

    12/21/2012 6:53:42 PM PST · by Domandred · 70 replies
    Truckers Report ^ | 12/21/12 | Samuel Barradas
    Despite pumping life into every town and city that they haul freight to, truckers are still looked upon as a nuisance by most areas. They think of big trucks as rolling death-machines that bring pollution, noise, and crime to their towns, not realizing that what they really bring is absolutely everything the town needs to survive. Well, yet another city is taking steps to ban these “nuisances” from their streets entirely. The mayor of Columbiana, Alabama has called for a ban on semi-trucks driving in their downtown area. He says that trucks are the main cause of traffic jams in...
  • City Hall wants diesel drivers to swap for electric vehicles

    11/27/2012 8:04:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 11-27-12 | Lauren Choolijan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make a deal with diesel truck owners in the Chicagoland area: give up your truck, and the city will give you a voucher that covers around 60 percent of the cost of a new electric one. Officials say the project could help with air quality and even quieter streets across the city. By next spring, fleets in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties will be able to apply for the program. “The city is encouraging companies to invest in electric vehicles in order to incrementally improve Chicago’s air quality while helping to...
  • VANITY: Freeper input invited re purchase of new (used) work truck

    10/13/2012 8:10:16 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-13-2012 | Vanity
    Nowhere on earth better for well-informed input, so this is the deal...My valiant old 1993 F250, 4.9l, is blowing oil out the main seal and is being expected to perform way past its limits pulling my big (17') landscape trailer. So, I'm trying to do some diligence on a new (used) truck. Here's what I'm thinking... Gotta be under $10k, even less if possible. Don't mind if it's ugly so long as it works. If 3/4 ton, 4wd is preferred. (A risky proposition, I know, but I gotta stay within certain parameters.) If 1 ton, rwd is okay. Need to...
  • Simple question here, which monster truck is the greatest of all time? Grave Digger or Bigfoot?

    06/16/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 29 replies
    Bangshift.com ^ | February 22, 2011 | Brian Lohnes
    Being that the trucks are no longer competing head to head, this is more a question of fan loyalty and perhaps one that splits down the lines of age. Kids who attending the Monster Jam events coast to coast see Anderson or one of the gaggle of drivers that pilot the trucks at multiple simultaneous events may not even know what the Bigfoot truck is, while older monster truck fans may remember all the movie and television appearances made by ‘Foot and its racing dominance back in the day.
  • CARB’s Mary Nichols disallows presentation of public concerns on cap-and-trade carbon trading

    05/31/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 31, 2012 | Guest post by Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    California Air Resources Board (CARB) met on Thursday, May 24. On the agenda was discussion toward deciding where and how to spend the billions raised from cap-and-trade carbon trading in the state.At the public meeting was Betty Plowman, who attended the meeting to present a letter on behalf of the industries that CARB calls polluters, the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) and California Dump Truck Owners Association. The letter describes CARB’s threats to these industries, induced by the Board’s regulations that are, in turn, based on junk science. The letter’s signatories indicate intention to seek reparations for the regulated class...
  • When the Trucks Stop, It’s Over

    05/20/2012 7:41:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 146 replies
    Daily Survival Blog ^ | 5/19/12 | Ken
    Systemic risk. I guarantee that most ordinary folks have no idea that if trucks stopped rolling all across America, within a short period of time nearly all Americans would all be in a life-threatening situation from major delivery shortages. 70% of all freight that is moved in the U.S. is done so by truck. You (we) depend on that ‘stuff’ for our survival. A major disruption in truck travel would immediately impact seven major industries, and would bring America to its knees within days due in part to “just in time manufacturing”, zero-inventory, and the fact that our modern way...
  • I need a truck

    05/13/2012 8:41:05 AM PDT · by waterhill · 108 replies
    me | 5/13/12 | me
    My 02 GMC has 200k+ on her now, she is showing signs of old age. I want to upgrade to a diesel. Just wondering what the FReeper World thinks is the best diesel 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck. I am not picky about brand names. I could go with a Ford for political reasons...... Much as garcias....
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • Lamborghini Plans SUV

    02/07/2012 6:48:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 7, 2012 | Colin Bird
    Lamborghini Plans SUV Lamborghini is mulling a return to the utilitarian off-road market after being absent from the field for nearly two decades, according to Reuters. The SUV would take stylistic influences from the Lamborghini LM002, shown above, which portends a more rugged, Hummer-like look for the new model rather than a high-performance one. Bentley is also planning an SUV model that'll likely compete with the Lamborghini version. Both Lamborghini and Bentley are owned by parent-company Volkswagen, and both models would likely share mechanical parts with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles, says Reuters. A concept version of the SUV is...
  • (Government Motors) GM, Ford feud over Super Bowl ad

    02/05/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 5, 2012 | Bernie Woodall
    GM, Ford feud over Super Bowl ad (Reuters) - A simmering feud between General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co heated up on Sunday as Ford objected to GM's Super Bowl advertisement for its Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The ad, which will run on NBC's television broadcast of the Super Bowl on Sunday, depicts an apocalyptic scene in which Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks and their owners escape death and make it to a pre-arranged meeting point. But, one of their friends, identified as "Dave," who drives a Ford, doesn't make it to the meeting site, in the video that plays...
  • Prius Driver Curses Guy With Diesel Truck (Video/Language)

    11/06/2011 6:42:29 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/8/2011 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Trucks, SUVs power strong auto sales in October

    11/01/2011 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday November 1, 2011, 1:14 pm | unattributed
    DETROIT (AP) -- Car buyers were out in force in October, snapping up trucks and SUVs and taking advantage of deals on Japanese cars. U.S. car and truck sales were expected to top 1 million in October, a surprising number for a month when sales are usually slow. When adjusted for seasonal factors, that would be the best pace since the Cash for Clunkers program in August 2009. Pent-up demand drove October sales. Japanese inventories are finally reaching normal levels after the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Many buyers who spent the summer waiting for Japanese cars could finally.......
  • Suspicious Truck Reported Under Tunnel Near Van Nuys Airport

    01/13/2011 10:16:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2011 9:28 PM
    An “out of place” flatbed truck left under a tunnel near Van Nuys Airport raised enough concern for the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to deploy investigators Thursday evening. In addition, police said the suspicious truck also had three containers. Police noticed the flatbed truck just after 6 p.m. parked under a tunnel on Sherman Way at Hayvenhurst Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It was an unintended truck parked under a tunnel…and runways from the Van Nuys airport run over that tunnel,” Faden said. “The truck just looked out of place, so we...
  • US, Mexico sign cross-border trucking agreement (Has NAFTA SHAFT'd Ya Today? Just Wait!)

    07/06/2011 3:05:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/6/11 | Jonathan M. Katz - ap
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday allowing each country's trucks to traverse the other's highways, implementing a key provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement after nearly two decades of bickering. Transportation secretaries Ray LaHood and Dionisio Perez-Jacome signed the three-year memorandum, which is based on an agreement announced in March by Presidents Barack Obama and Felipe Calderon. NAFTA, signed in 1994, had called for Mexican trucks to have unrestricted access to highways in border states by 1995 and full access to all U.S. highways by January 2000. Canadian trucks have no limits...
  • PETA Proposes Ad for Memphis Garbage Trucks (so they can fill them with even more slaughtered pets?)

    06/21/2011 4:57:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 6/20/11 | Bianca Phillips
    PETA Proposes Ad for Memphis Garbage TrucksPosted by Bianca Phillips on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM Last week, Memphis was named the fourth dirtiest city in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine, but staffers at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) think they have the solution. The animal rights organization will offer to pay the city's sanitation department for advertising space on garbage trucks. The ads would feature a lady wearing a lettuce leaf bikini with the message, "Meat Trashes the Planet. Go Vegan. Free Starter Recipes: PETA.org." They may have a point. Factory farming is one...
  • Coral Gables: Keep parked pickup trucks out of sight overnight

    06/15/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by rawhide · 46 replies · 2+ views
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 6-15-11 | Tania Valdemoro,
    CORAL GABLES— Starting this month, the city of Coral Gables will issue warning notices to owners of pickup trucks who do not park their trucks inside their garages at night. Since the 1960s, the city has banned people from parking their pickup trucks in their driveways or on city streets from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. After Aug. 8, Coral Gables will start issuing tickets to people who violate the parking ban. The city has resumed enforcement of this controversial law because last month, the Florida Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal by Lowell Kuvin, who sued Coral...
  • No Mexican Trucks on U.S. Highways, Lawmakers Tell DOT

    05/16/2011 10:03:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 16, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – In a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, a bipartisan group of 44 lawmakers urged the Obama administration not to reinstate a cross-border program involving Mexican trucks. The lawmakers cited cost, safety and security concerns as reasons for not reviving the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed program. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) are leading the bi-partisan effort, which includes 13 Republicans and 31 Democrats. “We have concerns that this proposed program could impact the safety and may create a security breach along our southern border,” the lawmakers wrote in a...
  • Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky

    04/12/2011 7:06:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steve McGough
    A story broke yesterday concerning the retrofit of more than 100 trucks from Mexico that do not meet United States environmental standards. Our federal government is paying to upgrade these trucks, yet when the state of California and the EPA set new rules for US-owned trucks, they fine companies who do not comply. This post is not about the environment, it concerns how US trucking companies are treated by the federal and state government as compared to Mexican-owned rigs. From AzCentral.com. For air-quality regulators, the border creates a legal barrier. State and federal agencies can’t force vehicles manufactured and bought...
  • U.S. Pays To Upgrade Mexican Trucks (Outrageous)

    04/11/2011 1:42:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 11, 2011
    In the latest effort to accommodate its cherished trade partner in the south, the U.S. government is paying to upgrade outdated Mexican trucks that hemorrhage illegal amounts of exhaust on their trips north to deliver merchandise. The Mexican trucks enter the U.S. under a 17-year-old international trade pact known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and they’ve created an air pollution crisis. The air quality in border towns has been especially impacted by the exorbitant levels of exhaust released by the Mexican trucks, which also fail to meet American safety standards. Since the Mexican truckers have no...
  • Global Economy? 23 Facts showing Std. of Living Of our Middle Class pushing to 3rd World Levels

    03/03/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Global Economy? 23 Facts Which Prove That Globalism Is Pushing The Standard Of Living Of The Middle Class Down To Third World Levels From now on, whenever you hear the term "the global economy" you should immediately equate it with the destruction of the U.S. middle class. Over the past several decades, the American economy has been slowly but surely merged into the emerging one world economic system. Unfortunately for the middle class, much of the rest of the world does not have the same minimum wage laws and worker protections that we do. Therefore, the massive global corporations that...
  • Obama's Plan to Admit Mexican Trucks

    01/18/2011 5:21:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafley
    It is amazing that, with unemployment unacceptably high, the Obama administration has endorsed a plan that will cost U.S. jobs and make highway driving for Americans more dangerous and less pleasant. Barack Obama wants to admit Mexican trucks to drive on all U.S. highways and roads. Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, explained what this means: "U.S. truckers would be forced to forfeit their own economic opportunities, while companies and drivers from Mexico, free from equivalent regulatory burdens, take over their traffic lanes." We wonder if Mexico has any regulatory standards at all. Mexican trucks...
  • NAFTA-gate Busted! (Obama Busted for lying about NAFTA)

    01/06/2011 6:09:00 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 6, 2011
    Watch this in light of the Mexican Trucking story.
  • U.S. proposes to open roads to Mexican trucks

    01/06/2011 2:42:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/11 | John Crawley - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday proposed a new inspection and monitoring regime to permit long-haul trucks from Mexico on U.S. highways after years of delays over safety concerns and political wrangling. The Transportation Department's compromise seeks to revive efforts to fulfill a key provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is highly unpopular with labor but supported by many businesses as a cost advantage. [ For complete coverage of politics and policy, go to Yahoo! Politics ] U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called the plan by his agency a starting point to renew negotiations...
  • 70-mph limit mulled for Ohio Turnpike

    12/18/2010 2:58:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | December 18, 2010 | David Patch
    Ohio Turnpike traffic could speed up just a bit come spring: the Ohio Turnpike Commission is to vote Monday on a proposal to increase the toll road's speed limit from 65 mph to 70 for all vehicles. Getting trucks off parallel secondary roads such as State Rt. 2 and U.S. 20 is the idea, said Pioneer, Ohio, Mayor Edward Kidston, the turnpike commission member who has placed the proposal on the board's agenda. Pioneer is on U.S. 20 in western Williams County, just north of the turnpike. Eliminating the turnpike's split speed limit, under which trucks and private buses were...
  • VANITY--2004 F-150 4x4 Problem--VANITY

    11/13/2010 7:44:41 AM PST · by rabidralph · 41 replies
    Me ^ | 11/13/2010 | Me
    FReeper Family, I have a few questions about my F-150, which just got carted off to the repair shop. It won't go in reverse. It locks up after going a couple inches and all I can do is rev the engine after that. The truck goes forward all right. While the tow operator was checking out the problem, I saw that the drive shaft turned properly when going forward but when he put it in reverse, the small lug nuts that connect the shaft to the transfer case struggled to turn the way they should and the whole assembly just...
  • Video of Tanker Crashing Into Police Car

    09/13/2010 10:25:58 AM PDT · by OneVike · 29 replies · 1+ views
    In this video you will see an officer giving a motorist a ticket. From the police car cam you see a gasoline tanker truck coming towards the scene in the other lane. The driver loses control of the semi as it jackknifes and falls onto it's side and slides into the police car and the car the officer is ticketing. Fear not because everyone was able to get out of the way, and except for a few cuts and bruises the driver of the truck was fine also. Follow the link below to see the video of theTanker Crashing...
  • Thousands of Drivers Jammed in Traffic Near Beijing

    08/23/2010 11:20:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    VOANews.com ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Stevenson
    A nine-day traffic jam outside Beijing has drivers fuming, street vendors turning a quick profit and Chinese traffic authorities struggling for answers. Traffic has been slowed to a crawl since August 14 on a 100-kilometer stretch of National Expressway 110 that runs between Beijing and Heibei province. Officials say the jam is caused by an increase in trucks carrying goods to Beijing and by highway maintenance work along the route. Highways have become numerous and complicated in and around Beijing in recent years as the Chinese public has made a large shift to motorized travel over the past 30 years....
  • 61 MP-bound explosives-laden trucks found missing [India/"nearly 300 tonnes of explosives"]

    08/15/2010 2:42:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | Aug 12, 2010, 01.02am IST | Rao Jaswant Singh & Rajendra Sharma, TNN
    SNIPPET: "JAIPUR: Nearly 300 tonnes of explosives, loaded in 61 trucks, did a vanishing act while on its way to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited in Dholpur. According to the police, they are in possession of documents which show that the trucks had left for Sagar between April and June this year from Dholpur but never reached their destination. The explosives included detonators and gelatin sticks which are classified as Class II explosives and are used in mining."
  • Chrysler's Gun-Toting Pickup Truck

    08/13/2010 8:33:55 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 67 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/13/2010 | FoxNews.com
    Chrysler's Ram truck division is taking direct aim at hunters with a unique feature on its new line of Outdoorsman pickup trucks - a gun closet. Called the The Mopar RamBox Holster, its a rack that can hold two rifles or shotguns inside one of the lockable, watertight compartments...
  • Nissan Titan v. Dodge Ram Dually Tug o' War (VIDEO)

    06/25/2010 10:57:56 PM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies
    Dually Trucks ^ | 6/26/2010 | Dually Trucks
    This is a video of a 2006 Nissan Titan Versus 2006 Chipped Dodge Dually -- who will win? WATCH VIDEO
  • OIL SPILL - UN trucks preparations for martial law in Florida?

    06/12/2010 9:37:18 PM PDT · by tutstar · 70 replies · 2,324+ views
    googleearth ^ | 6/9/10 | liberteaparty
    have seen other info re other locations in FL
  • Obama orders new fuel standards for future

    05/21/2010 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 782+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/21/10 | Eric Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called for first-ever mileage and emissions standards for big rig and work trucks Friday, seeking to limit pollution from the large vehicles that contribute a big share of it. With a presidential memorandum signed in the Rose Garden, Obama also ordered federal agencies that have already brought out new standards for cars and light trucks for the 2012-2016 model years to begin work on even stronger rules for 2017 and beyond.
  • Freight rail investment could free passenger congestion

    03/04/2010 5:41:19 AM PST · by Willie Green · 21 replies · 417+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Thursday, March 04, 2010 | Jon Schmitz
    On rail lines, freight trains have priority over passenger service, which frequently causes delays for Amtrak customers. Freight also appears to have the upper hand when it comes to money for improving service and infrastructure. Recent federal grant awards to Western Pennsylvania have included $35 million for improvements for cargo-hauling trains and just $750,000 for those that move people. But people stand to benefit from the freight investment because it will mean fewer trucks on congested highways, less pollution and lower road maintenance costs, railroad officials told a state House committee on Wednesday. ~~~SNIP~~~ The money will be used to...